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Friday, December 26, 2008 - Marathon Motel & RV Park, Marathon TX

Sunset at the Marathon Motel Campground, Marathon TX, December 26, 2008
Sunset at the Marathon Motel Campground, Marathon TX, December 26, 2008

Travel route for the day

From Uvalde TX I took US 90 west about 245 miles to Marathon TX.

Night camp

Marathon Motel & RV Park in Marathon TX

Marathon Motel & RV Park, Marathon TX

Hobnobbing with Brigham Young

The day following my arrival in the flourishing City of the Saints, as they called it then and still call it, I very unexpectedly met and formed the acquaintance of Brigham Young. I was riding along at the head of my flock of sheep when a stoutly built, florid faced genteel-looking man, whose hair was just turning gray, walked down to the street from one of the most pretentious residences in the place and inquired whose sheep I had charge of.

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